Dartmouth scientists have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting one of the brightest young stars known. The find could yield important data on how planetary bodies form, says astronomer and Assistant Professor Elisabeth Newton.
Last year, Garrett Muscatel ’20 became a N.H. state representative for Hanover, defeating a GOP opponent who was also a Dartmouth student. Juggling classes and public service, Muscatel aims to represent students and “make a difference.”
Mellon Faculty Fellow Jorell Meléndez-Badillo tells the newspaper that social media memes criticized Gov. Rossello’s response to Hurricane Maria in 2017, weakening public support for Rossello’s administration.
The remains of Charles M. Stern Jr. ’36, a sailor killed in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, have arrived back home for reburial in New York, the AP reports. The Navy has identified previously unknown victims who had been interred in Hawaii.
“The mystery of Wright Morris isn’t why he’s so forgotten, it’s that he was never much known in the first place,” writes Dartmouth’s Peter Orner in a column about Morris, a prolific writer and photographer who died in 1998.
Dartmouth’s Rassias Center for World Languages and Cultures and Educando by Worldfund are teaming up with the University of California San Diego and the Baja California Education Secretariat to raise the standard of English-language education.
A story about David Harbour ’97 and Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein—an absurdist film featuring Harbour looking into the past of his father—notes that both David Harbour and his father graduated from Dartmouth.
“I was very pleasantly surprised when it kind of seemed to sail through,” says Dartmouth’s Brian Jackson about a new regulation signed into law Friday that lowers the amount of arsenic allowed in drinking water in New Hampshire.
“An averaged-out stat doesn’t tell us how it feels to live here,” says Dartmouth’s Garrett Dash Nelson in a story about his study of the population density of Boston neighborhoods and why he decided to study their density in a new way.
“Trump and (Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) agree on the need to cut rates and so do I,” says Professor David Blanchflower. “I disagree with Trump on many things … . But on jobs, sub-normal prosperity and interest rates he has been vindicated.”
A story about climate change’s impact on Central America notes that Dartmouth’s Dean Seibert is a veteran of humanitarian crises who has worked in Liberia, the Balkans, Indonesia, and Pakistan, and now runs a clinic in El Rosario, Honduras.
A story about busing for desegregation, which began in the U.S. in the 1950s, mentions Dartmouth’s Matthew Delmont and his book on the history of busing, which discusses the era’s “constitutional racial discrimination in the public schools.”
“By the end of May 1969, over 43,300 Americans had died in Vietnam,” says President Emeritus James Wright. Among them were teenagers, fathers, brothers. “We need to look into the faces … to always remember the very human cost of war,” he says.
“One possibility is that the creatures came from a wormhole in space from another point in the galaxy,” says Dartmouth’s Marcelo Gleiser of terrors lurking in “Stranger Things,” which last week began its third season, starring David Harbour ’97.
Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin and a co-author discuss fake news and its implications for foreign and security policy. “The current fake news epidemic isn’t just shaking up U.S. politics; it might end up causing a war,” they write.
In a review of Professor Peter Orner’s new book, the reviewer writes, “You know from the second you pick him up that he’s the real deal.” Orner, she says, “can do anything, so he tries to do everything. ... His sentences run clear and true.”
“If school desegregation remains a topic of debate during the primary season, all the candidates would benefit from studying the Berkeley plan rather than rehashing debates over busing,” writes Dartmouth’s Matthew Delmont in an opinion piece.
Dartmouth’s Andrew Campbell says he hopes a new, wearable mobile sensing device meant to determine whether the wearer is a productive employee “will be used to empower the workforce rather than (be) used against them.”
Visiting Associate Professor Jennifer Sargent, a former public defender and district judge, discusses cases considered Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court, including a citizenship question the White House wanted to add to the U.S. census.
Christiane Northrup, MED ’75, a leading authority on women’s health, talks about why she became a doctor, why she wrote her first book, and how ideas about women’s health have changed. “I want to wake women up to their true power,” she says.